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Old 23rd January 2008, 12:25   #1
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Any one has experience in putting this 'car steering spinning knob' in your car. Is it safe to put I also heard it can be dangerous at times. Please share your experience.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 15:39   #2
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Is this that round thing that u attach onto the steering and turn the wheel holding it? If yes, then please refrain from using it, as it is highly dangerous and a pointless thing. A steering wheel itself is used to turn the car, and u want another wheel to turn the steering?? They are usually of cheap quality, and if it breaks off during a high speed turn, you are done for!!!
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Old 23rd January 2008, 15:50   #3
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deva,

this thingy is very useful to do one hand slow speed lock to lock turns. once the car starts moving , dont touch it.

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Is this that round thing that u attach onto the steering and turn the wheel holding it? If yes, then please refrain from using it, as it is highly dangerous and a pointless thing. !
Waste of Money . wouldn't recommend it .
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Old 23rd January 2008, 16:14   #5
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yea deva i agree with prabhuav, as its pretty much handy during parking but while on the move dont touch it...even i had this problem before but got used to it now. to me its a handy one during parking.
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Old 23rd January 2008, 16:35   #6
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It may be helpful in case if the car doesn't have power steering but with PS, I do not see it any use of it. IMHO Complete waste of money.

PS-I have this in my car(The car has power steering) and I only use to park the car in tighter space but overall completely useless thing.
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This is one accessory which featured most on the thread 'most useless or annoying accessories the most.'

I cannot find that thread now, though.

Its unsafe, not practical and should be banned.
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It is meant for people with arthritis to turn wheel without gripping. Someone is exploiting our love for knobs and knobblies
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Someone is exploiting our love for knobs and knobblies
HAHAHA

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this accessory is an absolute hindrance deva. Not worth getting it fixed.
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I first saw that accessory in the hotel's Mercedes-Benz van,back in KL,MY which had the steering wheel like the omni here. A few years after that I saw one of the omni taxis using it here. Never saw it on any car.

Good only for parking turning assistance and not high speed.

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Old 23rd January 2008, 22:07   #12
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In many places in N. America they are banned by law. They break, they come loose from the steering wheel, people get their hands caught on them in emergency maneuvers.

They are not necessary. I would not bother with one.
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Hi,

Its helpful if the car is a non power steering and if you sweat a lot and your hands are slippery
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It's really useful if your car is a bathroom, and you have sink instead of the dashboard, and just need a place to hang your towel.

Also useful if you want to make your steering wheel future proof for grinding atta.

Otherwise, skip it.
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Old 25th January 2008, 01:47   #15
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Useful only if you drive a truck or some vehicle very heavy,which needs a lot of effort turning. If this for a car,then please stay away from it.
The only vehicles I've seen this accessory in are the dump-trucks & fill-dirt carriers.
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